By: Ava Silvestri 25’, Editorial Staff

After about three long years the wait is finally over, the first seven episodes of Stranger Things’ fourth season have finally been released! The first set of episodes premiered on Netflix on May 27th, 2022, and the next two episodes will be played five weeks later, on July 1, 2022.

Since 2019, fans have been wondering: what really happened to Hopper?; how are Eleven and the Byers doing after their move?; and what new adventure will take place during this season?

For the people who have not yet seen this amazing show, here’s a little bit of insight on what the hype is all about. A young boy, Will Byers, mysteriously disappears. After an adventure trying to find will, the townspeople uncover some frightening secrets hidden in their small town of Hawkins (including a girl with supernatural powers and several mysterious, mythical creatures).

This show is a favorite to many! The mystery and action that takes place really makes viewers engaged and on the edge of their seats. Each season has its own adventure yet it’s also all tied together.

After watching the first volume of Stranger Things Season 4, some of the boiling questions viewers had were finally answered. In this season, it is discovered what really happened to Hopper, how Eleven and the Byers are dealing with their move, and the town of Hawkins is more haunted than once thought.  However, the Stranger Things cast brought back another adventure, even better than the rest.

New characters were also introduced in this season. Including  Eddie Munson, Jason Carver, and a brief introduction to Chrissy before something unexpected happened—with the returning characters, such as Eleven (Jane Hopper), Mike Wheeler, Will Byers, Max Mayfield, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, and more.

The new season of Stranger Things is a thriller! Some shocking and plot twisting events take place that add more drama to the show. The new mystery sets this season apart from the rest.

Some fans believe that one episode in particular beats the rest: episode 4. Viewers were shocked at what nearly happened to Max and how her strong personality remains intact even after the shocking event. Although many have already finished watching the few episodes that have been released, the adventure is not over yet. The final burning questions will hopefully be answered in the next part of Stranger Things season 4. ‘The Obvious Things Are Not What People Observe.’ Or…’Do…Don’t Observe.’ Or…Sherlock Holmes”(Steve Harrington).